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Liberation ceremony at the former Mauthausen concentration camp

By bliba  

77 years ago, US troops liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp. On Sunday, relatives of victims, church dignitaries and official Austria will commemorate the victims. "Political Resistance" is the title of this year's largest concentration camp liberation celebration worldwide.
The liberation anniversary is a mission for the present and the future.....

"Many people ask, 'How can we best honour the memory of those who had to die under National Socialism because they were murdered?' And I think we can do that best by standing up, getting involved, not remaining silent in the face of discrimination and racism - or sitting down, picking up our mobile phones or using our PCs to counter the hatred on the net." This is how we can honour these people, "through our commitment to a world of peace",

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
16 May 2022 6:50PM
Photography that says something, quietly but eloquently. I'll be back tomorrow.
James124 Plus
7 49 51 Portugal
16 May 2022 6:56PM
Thought provoking photo and wise words.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
16 May 2022 6:58PM
Perfectly presented reportage, both words and photograph.
Fascism is alive and well, I'm afraid.

cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
16 May 2022 7:07PM
We all have to be a Standard Bearer
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
16 May 2022 7:58PM
The anonymity of the man representing all the, for the most of us, anonymous victims.
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
16 May 2022 9:19PM
We need to stand together, and reject hatred and division. Love is the way...
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
16 May 2022 9:44PM
Nice work!

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
16 May 2022 11:55PM
Good reportage, Oliver. It will be a moving commemoration for the victims on Sunday, as there cannot be many still alive, who were imprisoned there. There could be relatives attending, with their memories. It is good, that they still mark the liberation of the camp.
17 May 2022 6:48AM
People will die, but ghosts will haunt forever.
ViVla 5 12 2 Russian Federation
17 May 2022 7:41AM
Great image!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 May 2022 10:45AM
Very poignant image and accompanying words, Ollie 👍🏻
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
17 May 2022 2:26PM
If only....Silly to think....but wouldn't it be wonderful if scientists could invent a kindness pill. One that killed off bad thoughts and only left the good ones. Excellent reportage.
LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
17 May 2022 3:28PM
Poignant Anonymous Monochrome. 🌞💎
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2022 4:07PM
Excellent work...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
17 May 2022 5:36PM
We have to remember the sacrifice and not just within the lifetimes of those who suffered but forever.

Such losses span the generations and become a living history. Sadly we are all living through times again that those heroic people gave their lives to stop. Let's hope we all do what we can to support the people of the Ukraine.

Well done reportage Oliver.

capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
17 May 2022 5:40PM
Keep the memories alive.Smile
18 May 2022 6:46AM
Excellent reportage , Ollie worthy of many awards.

18 May 2022 8:10AM
A very poignant image and excellent write up - the greatest danger to this world is indifference
KingBee Plus
16 558 2 Scotland
18 May 2022 3:42PM
All of the above, and then some. Wonderful.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
18 May 2022 4:01PM
This is so good Oliver, some great comments...I particularly like Sandy's....if only!
20 May 2022 6:59AM
Such an important day to honour . Poignant that the man’ s face is hidden as the Nazis tried to erase so many off the face of the earth.
And You are so right Ollie …none of us are free if one of us is chained .
Best regards

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